Gold Camp Road

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.06 out of 5
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Beginner
40
miles

Fire Road
↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
7,579
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This old rail bed leads from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek. The rail grade makes it a fairly gradual climb through the mountains and some beautiful terrain. You'll go through multiple tunnels so bring a light if you're afraid of the dark. After you've had enough riding, turn around for the quick descent back to the parking lot. About the first 10 miles of the road is closed to vehicular traffic (except dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.) but the rest shares the road with cars. If you're a wuss you can shuttle vehicles to make this an all downhill ride. Several trails diverge from this road as well.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (16)
 

Epic


December 23, 2017
mongwolf Epic  
 
Review: Okay, it's not a trail, but it certainly is a great resource. Access to many trails, the exceptional beauty of Pikes Peak, some good climbing. This is one gravel ride I never seem to grow tired of.

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World Champ


October 10, 2017
 
Review: I rode up it to access Captain Jacks. Nicely controlled gradient. Great canyon views. It's interesting going through the tunnels.

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Gnarly


July 30, 2017
Gdb49 Gnarly  
 
Review: Get's you where you need to be, nice views, but the road/trail is boring

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Granny Gear

August 23, 2014
 
Review: Alright, went up hoping to ride jones down chock full of power bars and a sandwich but turns out old stage road is closed still. Went to gold camp parking lot, took a freaking incredible. Winding hardball descent to the bottom down Cheyenne, turned around and hooked a right after the parking lot after the green monster water tanks, hopped on chamberlain trail and road by the reservoir took the gold camp trail at the fork and went up to gold camp road. Took the hardball turned left onto the gravel and pushed hard back kt the parking lot passing everyone in sight. Leg burning, lung stinging awesomeness. So I didn't get to go 22 miles or whatever but still awesome fun. Gold camp trail sucks on bike btw and unless your endurance is excellent and your balance divine you will have to hike and bike some of the annoying washed out railroad tresses.

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World Champ


May 9, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: For a gravel road ride, this is actually pretty sweet! The views of the canyons while climbing up from Colorado Springs are absolutely photo-worthy, and riding through these long, dark tunnels blasted through the mountain is just so much fun!

Of course, this dirt road is best used as a means of accessing some of the great singletrack trails in the area, such as Captain Jack's.

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World Champ


October 29, 2013
 
Review: Gold Camp road is not a mountain bike trail but it is a scenic off-road route that's car-free with a nice grade for really cranking. Not too steep and--bonus!--it's almost all downhill on the way back.

Similar Trail: Any gravel road with scenery.

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Epic


September 30, 2010
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Concur with below--this is not so much a mtb trail as it is an automobile free dirt road you can use to hook up with a variety of singletrack options. In less than a mile, you hit Buckhorn (great loop with Captain Jack's) and Seven Bridges (Often unrideable up--more fun down, very popular hiking trail). A little further, just after going up and over the collapsed tunnel, you hit St Mary's Falls Trail (brutal climb/shortcut to Pipeline and Jones Park downhills). If you stay on the road, it's about 16 miles to the top of the Jones Park and Pipeline downhills (badly rutted from motos). The grade is very moderate, so you don't have to be superfit unless you're going all the way. And yes, the scenery is great. But it's still a road.

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Gnarly


June 21, 2009
mtnspectre Gnarly  
 
Review: Used this trail mostly as a link. My favorite all time ride was starting at Cheyenne Meadows, up the chutes to lower gold camp to upper gold camp to jones' downhill to captain jacks to lower gold camp back down the chutes and done.

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Gnarly

March 13, 2009
vbeckman74 Gnarly  
 
Review: This is a well used road by bikers and Sunday drivers. I like to start at High Drive parking lot, go up Gold Camp and then take Jones's Downhill back to the truck for an awesome day ride.

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Trailblazer

July 7, 2007
 
Review: Just rode it. Great climb, and fantastic scenery. Pretty fun ride for it being just a fire road. And, on the way back down, I dropped in and treated myself to a groovy run down The Chutes. All in all, it was a good day of riding.

Similar Trail: The dirt road portion of Waterton Canyon

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Gold Camp Road MTB Trail 3.06 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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